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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Federer has now won all 7 finals he played in Cincinnati, while Djokovic has lost all his 5 finals out there. They met thrice in those finals, and Federer won quite easily every time (91, 80 & 90 minutes respectively). Even though the Serb got the most games in their third Cincy encounter, he was closer to win a set in their two previous finals: in 2009 he had a set point leading 5:4* in the 2nd set (Federer responded with a service winner), in 2012 he wasted a set point at 7:6* in the tie-break (Federer finished a baseline rally with an overhead).

    2009
    Points won by each set: | 35-20, 47-39 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    41 % Federer – 25 of 60
    22 % Djokovic – 18 of 81

    Federer’s route to the title:
    2 Jose Acasuso 6-3, 7-5
    3 David Ferrer 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
    Q Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4
    S Andy Murray 6-2, 7-6(8)
    W Novak Djokovic 6-1, 7-5
    ============================================
    2012
    Points won by each set: | 25-10, 42-40 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    33 % Federer – 19 of 56
    26 % Djokovic – 16 of 61

    Federer’s route to the title:
    2 Alex Bogomolov 6-3, 6-2
    3 Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-4
    Q Mardy Fish 6-3, 7-6(4)
    S Stan Wawrinka 7-6(4), 6-3
    W Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6(7)
    ============================================
    2015
    Points won by each set: | 44-35, 35-26 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Federer – 23 of 61
    21 % Djokovic – 17 of 79

    Federer’s route to the title:
    2 Roberto Bautista 6-4, 6-4
    3 Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-1
    Q Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4
    S Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6(6)
    W Novak Djokovic 7-6(1), 6-3

    Federer wasn’t broken in years 2012 & 2015, he faced only three break points in each of those two events (!) – in 2012 he saved break points vs Bolgomolov (1 BP) & Wawrinka (2 BPs) & in 2015 as he trailed 2:3 (0/40) vs Lopez in the 2nd set. During the tournament, Federer implemented a new type of shot for the first time – so-called SABR (sneak attack by Roger) – half-volley off the return attacking second serve of the opponent, coming to the net at the time the server tosses the ball.

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